Double Back on the Double Back

April 30th, 2018 | 11:31 am | Daily News | 10 Comments

Diego Najera with the first trick in last week’s #1 QS Top 10 line. 125th Street. Photo by Mike Heikkila.

Diego and Tyshawn are leading everyone else in 2018 for tricks that leave phone screens and comment sections, and actually enter conversation between IRL humans.

Check the full Humble Laboratories commercial from Conor and Genny (2x as long as the Instagram one) + then go support the boys.

“Midtown to us was really just like 5 blocks though. Like 50th Street to 54th Street on 6th Avenue.” Village Psychic catches up with R.B. Umali for some stories about skating Astor, Pyramid Ledges, Union, Courthouse Drop, Flushing, etc.

Tufty showed up and surprised us in Paris on our first day, then we didn’t see him for the rest of our trip because he was doing grown man shit, like waking up before 1 P.M. to go skate spots before they get too crowded.

Here are seven minutes of recent-ish Sean Pablo footage loosies.

Antosh uploaded a quick montage of all our friends out in Vancouver, aptly titled “Hiatus.” You can also pick up his zine from a summer 2017 tenure in New York at the Stussy store on Spring Street.

Like everyone else, our first thought was, “Whoa, they still do X-Games Real Street?” Bobby’s entry is all Pulaski footage.

Posting “2017 in Review” content the day before May 1 is pretty dumb, but TWS has a quick recap of Cyrus’ past year over on their site, so why not? ♥

TWS also uploaded 411 issue #2, which features a Tom Penny “Wheels of Fortune” section filmed exclusively at the skatepark that Palace’s winter pop-up park, Mwadlands, was based on. Fwiw, 411 creator, Josh Friedberg, said that the Penny section was one of his favorites ever from the video mag’s run.

Staletape is a 28-minute long Philly scene video by Joe Ostrowski.

“Whereas Torey Pudwill’s arm motions often hit the red while balancing on history’s most drawn-out backside smith grinds and backside tailslides, Magnus Bordewick’s flapping generally coincides with rocketing pop and crater-making impacts.” Boil the Ocean re: the state of arm movements in skateboarding and Magnus’ new part.

7-minute iPhone clip of Tyler Pacheco and the Crailtap dudes skating New York.

Popwave” made me want to go skate not-so-good skate spots with all my friends.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Donovan Mitchell should be fun to watch for like, the next decade-and-a-half? Who does everyone have for Sixers-Celtics?

Quote of the Week
11-Year-Old Scooter Kid at Le Dome: “What’s the best trick you can do?”
Adult Skateboarder at Le Dome: “Pop shove it.”
11-Year-Old Scooter Kid at Le Dome: “…you’re kidding me, right?”

This is the first semi-late Monday Links post since we vowed to swear off them in honor of the queen’s 30th birthday. BUT — in our defense, the entire office is a bit lagged from traveling back to New York yesterday. We don’t deserve a Gucci polo, but at least it’s not going up at like 4 P.M. ♥

10 Comments

Comment by bob
  • was it aaron herringtons video that made yall feel it was okay to like that diego kid?

    crazy the 180 u did on him as soon as he got cool kid approval

    April 30, 2018 @ 4:32 pm
  • Comment by Snack
  • Umm, he was #2 after Tiago in the best of 2017 video.

    April 30, 2018 @ 4:49 pm
  • Comment by Trevor
  • Lol @ bob spitting truth. It’s so funny how QS pretends to be all democratic when in reality yall are the lamest clique of jocks in skateboarding rn

    May 1, 2018 @ 12:24 pm
  • Comment by The skreets
  • Some of you underground/core guys need to pull your head out your goofy ass. Boring ass skaters ringing out the past like a sweaty towel claiming their style is original, then wining when anything remotely mainstream crosses their path.

    May 1, 2018 @ 3:53 pm
  • Comment by ?
  • ehh bob isnt spitting shit truth. name another skater like diego that qs shits on for the sake of being trendy

    May 1, 2018 @ 4:50 pm
  • Comment by friendly reminder
  • Diego was one of the 2 people Steve Berra flew out to philly in the final days of LOVE to try and skate the gap when people who have been skating there for years wanted to skate the ledges. He didn’t even land anything

    May 1, 2018 @ 8:55 pm
  • Comment by Scoob
  • Off topic, but is SLAP forum done? RIP to a real one

    May 3, 2018 @ 8:15 am
  • Comment by tony hawk
  • haha y’all got blown the heck out

    May 3, 2018 @ 5:37 pm
  • Comment by billtim
  • it’s just slapmagazine.com now, no /index

    May 3, 2018 @ 5:54 pm
  • Comment by chepesent
  • expecting an all jb gillet top 10 tomorra!

    May 3, 2018 @ 5:54 pm
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